So I'm looking to invest in a HD camcorder for youtube and short films. The two major ones which have caught my eye are as titled
Panasonic SD90 Full HD 1920x1080p 3D Ready Camcorder: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
Panasonic SD900 Full HD 1920x1080p 3D Ready Camcorder: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
I understand these to be popular with a lot of reviewers for being good-value products which include features from the next price-range up.
I'm stuck between two cameras of quite different prices because I have a budget for buying a camcorder and laptop for uni. I could spend more on the SD900 and less on a laptop, if I think I need the SD900.
My main desire here is image quality. Less bothered about lots of amazing colours filming a landscape from the top of a mountain, more close up shots of people + movement, accurate skin tones, for Vlogs and the such.
What I'm really not sure about is if a 3mos system makes that much difference. Its the main difference between these two, but is the end image quality worth the extra £300? I've tried to find cheaper models than the SD900 with a 3mos system but these have no mic jack and are basically useless to me.
Yes there are further differences between the two other than the 3mos but I just wonder that while Im at this end of the market looking at consumer products, will spending extra money on a model more expensive than the SD90 be worth it, or would the image quality not be much better anyway?
Thanks in advance for help